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Lynne Arriale: A Suite Of Hope In Chaotic Times

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Pianist/composer Lynne Arriale's The Lights Are Always On (Challenge Records, 2022) is a suite of compositions that reflects on the tumultuous period of history we live in. Through the chaos, though, she offers a message on hope and the indomitable nature of the human spirit. “The theme of the album was inspired by an interview that I heard with Dr. Prakash Gatta, who is a physician who was treating COVID patients," Arriale explains. She had been struck, in ...

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Album Review

Lynne Arriale Trio: The Lights Are Always On

Read "The Lights Are Always On" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Music with “a message" need not be inscrutable or bombastic, as pianist/composer Lynne Arriale proves time and again on The Lights Are Always On, whose ten original Arriale compositions are dedicated to caregivers, healers, truth-tellers and defenders of democracy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the brazen hoax-fueled attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. In fact, much of the music on Arriale's sixteenth album as leader is more understated than emphatic, ...

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Radio & Podcasts

New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations for Charles Mingus, Bessie Smith and More

Read "New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations for Charles Mingus, Bessie Smith and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents a burst of new releases from saxophonists Jessy J and Bill Kirchner (a 2013 live concert featuring Carol Fredette), vocalists Deanne Matley (her tribute to Oscar Peterson), Mark Winkler and a single from Robin McKelle, pianist Lynne Arriale and the USAF Airmen of Note featuring Diane Schuur, with birthday shoutouts to Charles Mingus, Bessie Smith, Pete Malinverni, Judy Wexler, Haruna Fukazawa and Carol Fredette among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by ...

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Radio & Podcasts

A Look Back at Notable Recordings Composed by Women in 2020

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Happy New Year! The broadcast begins 2021 with a look back at some of the notable 2020 releases made despite the disruption of the pandemic and all of its difficulties. Thanks for listening and please continue your support of the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown.Playlist Anne Sajdera “New Year" from New Year (Bijuri) 00:00 Kenny Washington “The Best Is Yet To Come" from What's the Hurry (Lower 9th Records) 05:06 Host ...

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Album Review

Lynne Arriale: Chimes of Freedom

Read "Chimes of Freedom" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Melodic intelligence and inner exploration are at the core of any Lynne Arriale recording. Chimes of Freedom is no exception. It does, however, have many moments which are exceptional. Once again featuring bassist Jasper Somsen and drummer E. J. Strickland, the record weighs in at a nourishing forty-five minutes of mood enhancement. Seven Arriale originals are the backbone of this ten-song project. Vocalist K. J. Denhert joins the ensemble for the final two tracks. The trio opens by ...

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Multiple Reviews

3x3: Piano Trios: February 2020

Read "3x3: Piano Trios: February 2020" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Lynne Arriale Trio Chimes of Freedom Challenge Records 2020 Where she last appeared happy and laughing on the cover of Give Us These Days (Challenge, 2018), Chimes of Freedom has Lynne Arriale looking a little more thoughtful and serious. The theme this time around is indeed a weighty one, but the sound isn't at all ponderous or overdone. It's a meditation on the state of American social issues and civil rights, both the recordings's ...

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Radio & Podcasts

I Gotta Swing - Celebrating Blanche Calloway and Her Joy Boys

Read "I Gotta Swing - Celebrating Blanche Calloway and Her Joy Boys" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This week's broadcast includes new releases from Danish sax/flute/clarinetist Sarah Elgeti, flutist Elsa Nilsson, vocalists Lizzie Thomas and Chanda Rule, pianists Lynne Arriale and Carla Bley plus the Kenny Barron / Dave Holland Trio with birthday shout outs to Blanche Calloway (sister of Cab Calloway, pictured), Dena DeRose, Sharel Cassity, Marsha Heydt, Kenny Rankin and Melissa Manchester, among others. Playlist Lisa Hilton “Adventures & Alibis" from Chalkboard Destiny (Ruby Slippers) 00:00 Lizzie Thomas “Close Your Eyes" from New ...


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